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    "Pressured by a labor crunch and rising wages in China, Shu Ke'an, whose company supplies bulletproof vests, rifle bags and other tactical gear to the United States, first considered shifting some production to Southeast Asia a few years ago, but nothing came of it."

    "There's a new type of plastic pollution"

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    "Prince William said today that he wouldn't care if his children were gay, but he'd be worried about the pressures they would face from society"

    "Huawei Technologies Co employees worked on at least 10 research projects with Chinese armed forces personnel over the past decade, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, collaborations the Chinese company said it was not aware of."

    "The Raikoke volcano rarely ever erupts, but when it does, it goes big"

    "Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday said his social media company took too long to flag as false an altered video of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that appeared to show the Democratic Representative slurring and tripping through a speech."

    ""We'll want to know basically anything that we need to protect the country. Is there still a risk of compromise here?" says Congressman Adam Schiff, on what the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees want to learn during Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress. https://cnn.it/2J9r2BF"

    "Boris Johnson, the favorite to become British prime minister, said the chances of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal are "a million-to-one" even as he repeated his promise to leave the bloc without a deal by the end of October."

    "The immediate superior of a Navy SEAL standing trial charged with murdering a helpless Iraqi prisoner and shooting unarmed civilians testified on Wednesday he had complete confidence in the defendant's combat tactics and decision-making."

    "If passed, the "Remove the Stain Act" would remove the names of the 20 cavalrymen that are currently on the Medal of Honor Roll. All 20 men that received the medal are dead."

    "HB, or not HB, that is the question. ✏️"

    "Asian share markets turned higher on Thursday following a media report the United States and China have tentatively agreed to a truce in their trade war, ahead of a closely-watched meeting between the two nations this weekend."

    "Number 7 might surprise you"

    "Billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Wednesday ratcheted up his fight with Occidental Petroleum over its pending purchase of rival Anadarko Petroleum by calling for a special shareholder meeting where he hopes to win board seats."

    "Center Marc Gasol will pass on free agency and return to the Toronto Raptors in 2019-20 after exercising his $25.6 million player option on Wednesday."

    "The starting bid is $1 million"

    "If you dive deep enough off America's northeast coast you'll find something surprising: freshwater"

    "Mahua Moitra's speech about the "signs of early fascism" has been hailed by some as the "speech of the year"."

    "Oil fell on Thursday, erasing some of the previous session's strong gains, as traders await the G20 summit in Japan and a meeting of OPEC and other oil producers to decide on an extension of output cuts."

    "A diet of burgers, fries, pizza, and high energy drinks is linked to lower sperm counts in young men, new research suggests"

    ""It was [Julián] Castro that came out of nowhere," says CNN's Van Jones on tonight's #DemDebate. "Nobody was talking about Castro. He did the Texas takedown. Turned around, clocked Beto. You never saw it coming... he bought himself a lifeline and that's why I love these debates." https://cnn.it/2xpuXVH"

    "Hundreds of demonstrators rallied on Thursday outside the office of Hong Kong's justice secretary after another night of protests over a suspended extradition bill that has plunged the Chinese-ruled city into political crisis."

    "The first 10 of 20 Democratic hopefuls made their pitch - but who stood out in the crowd?"

    "A Brazilian Air Force officer traveling with President Jair Bolsonaro's G20 contingent was arrested late Tuesday, after he was caught with 39 kilograms (roughly 86 lbs) of cocaine."

    "A former University of Southern California gynecologist accused by hundreds of patients of molestation and other misconduct over the past three decades was arrested on Wednesday on charges of sexually assaulting 16 students who were under his care."

    "The United States and China have agreed to a tentative truce in their trade dispute ahead of a meeting between leaders of the two nations at the G20 summit this weekend, the South China Morning Post reported on Thursday, citing sources."

    "U.S. President Donald Trump dismisses the first Democratic debate as 'BORING' https://reut.rs/2Niog2f #DemDebate"

    "When they did not return 20 minutes later, the operator became worried and contacted other operators in the area to search for them, police said"

    "U.S. President Donald Trump says India's tariff hike unacceptable, demands withdrawal https://reut.rs/2NgskjL"

    "The mural has sparked decades of debate and outcry. During the Civil Rights Movement in the late 1960's, members of school's Black Student Union called for its removal, but the District hired a black artist to paint a "response mural.""

    "Many thought this helicopter in Nigeria was picking up a billionaire from a four-hour traffic jam - but the company insists it was rescuing a stroke victim."

    "Prince William said today that he wouldn't care if his children were gay, but he'd be worried about the pressures they would face from society"

    ""The illness is real. It's the stigma, and the attendant shame, that are manufactured." Chris Cuomo offers some personal perspective on the importance of properly addressing and treating mental health. https://cnn.it/2NdyVet"

    "The migrant rescue vessel Sea-Watch 3 was stopped outside the island of Lampedusa by Italian authorities after it defied an order from Rome blocking it from coming ashore."

    "Huawei Technologies said it has received over $1.4 billion in licensing revenue since 2015 and paid more than $6 billion in royalties to legally implement intellectual property of other companies."

    "SoftBank and Toyota's self-driving car venture to add five more automakers: sources https://reut.rs/2NftsE1"

    "Ten Democratic presidential candidates took the debate stage on Wednesday night for the first head-to-head primary face-off."

    ""I know what I'm risking," Captain Carola Rackete said on Twitter. "But the 42 survivors I have on board are exhausted. I'm taking them to safety.""

    "Democratic candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren says her message during Wednesday's Democratic debate was "a lot bigger than Trump." https://cnn.it/2J2x8na"

    "Two albino alligators at a Florida animal park are the proud parents of 19 gator eggs"

    "Sherin Matthews was found in a drain two weeks after disappearing from her Texas home in October."

    "2020 candidate Julián Castro, who made headlines for his confrontation with Beto O'Rourke in tonight's #DemDebate, says he showed people, "I'm a strong candidate, I have a great vision for the future of the country, I can handle myself... and... I can beat Donald Trump." https://cnn.it/2KCgIp7"

    "In the first round of back-to-back debates, several of the lesser-known candidates vied for attention in the crowded race to take on President Donald Trump, shouting over one another to grab the spotlight and prove they are capable of standing up to the Republican in the November 2020 election. https://reut.rs/2IR2mim"

    "The haul is the largest in US Customs and Border Protection's 230-year history and has an estimated street value of $1.3 billion"

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